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Frederick

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1500 grit polish
« on: May 27, 2008, 06:59:34 AM »
I'm hoping someone here can help settle a debate. I noticed that a lot of Storm balls OOB are 1500 grit polished. A friend of mine thinks its 1500 abralon with a polish. I don't agree but I don't really know why. Can someone here explain what this is?

 

Dan Belcher

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Re: 1500 grit polish
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 03:00:55 PM »
Storm Reacta-Shine is advertised as a 1500 grit polish.  But that's not necessarily the exact finish you will get.  The polish has abrasives in it, so they sand the ball to a lower grit, then smooth it out with the Reacta-Shine polish.

LowRG

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Re: 1500 grit polish
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 03:04:53 PM »
For ideal results, use 1500-grit paper then polish with reacta-shine.  For next-to-ideal and much easier to replicate, 1000-abralon then reacta-shine.  Paper is a pain, so just use the 1000-grit.

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Re: 1500 grit polish
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 03:14:12 PM »
most polished balls coming out of the 9G plant are usually sanded to 600/800 grit and then polished with a compound to 1500 or 2000 grit.

Reacta-shine is a good product. I'm partial to our products, because they shine the ball without clogging the pores so the reaction is back to Out of box.


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JMORRIS

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Re: 1500 grit polish
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 03:19:57 PM »
The info I got from Storm stated 800 grit (gray scotchbrite) and Storm Step 2 compound to return balls to the 1500 polished box finish.

I use 1000 abralon plus Brunswick Rough Buff and get the same results.


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Re: 1500 grit polish
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 03:39:47 PM »
Whenever a ball manufacturer says 1500 polish it is almost always 800 grit machine + polish.

I agree with the earlier comment - 1000 abralon + reacta shine will get you the closest to factory 1500 without going back to the factory.

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Re: 1500 grit polish
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 04:01:58 PM »
1500 grit polish is 1500 grit polished. No Magic no special interpretaiton needed.

There are many ways to get to this point. As someone already said, Storm usually uses their Step2 compound polish over an 800 grit sanding to get there with machines. Humans can use any of several equivalent steps to do the same.

Some Storm polished pearls and solids can be extremely flippy out of the box. For most people it's safest to redo the degree of polish before using them, but most of us like to see what the box surface can do. In any case, an 800 - 1000 grit sanding, using any preferred abrasive, followed by a light to medium polish, using your favorite polish, is probably the safest routine.

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Re: 1500 grit polish
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008, 04:08:33 PM »
I try all of my polished storm stuff to see what they do. Then i drag out the abralon pads and do my thing. The reason I do this is because I cannot duplicate factory finish but I can duplicate my surfaces and/or polishes better.

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Re: 1500 grit polish
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008, 05:28:54 PM »
I love 1500 polished from the factory but, it is near impossible to get a storm back to anywhere near that reaction when it needs a resurface. Even if you do what storm says to get it OOB. When I have a 1500 Polished storm and it needs a resurface, I will retire it, sell it, or trade it.

Step 2 over scotch brite (per storms instructions) is duller than OOB. Reacta shine is about the squirtyiest polish on the planet or, it goes very long and does nothing. I love storm balls but, their polishes are crap. They all act like extender polishes IMO but, the step 1,2,3 are decent. They are just not OOB.

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Re: 1500 grit polish
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008, 03:08:23 AM »
Trying to repdroduce the OOb surface on some Strom balls, I had very good success with a 1.500 grit wet sanded base (with a soft sanding mesh, much like a 3M green or maroon pad) plus a double coat of Brunswick's High Gloss polish (since it is the only stuff available around here). Very even and tacky surface, and, as CharlesT mentions, pretty flippy if it hits the dry.
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